We first visited Montali 5 years ago and the one summer since then, when we were unable to travel, was the all the poorer. We haven't found anywhere that offers the same unique combination of tranquility, care, attention to detail and of course the well-documented fabulous food. We braved the early morning Ryanair flight from Stansted to the newly revamped Perugia airport. We were sitting by the pool at Montali an hour later, and barely moved for four days! In previous years we have gone on many day trips to Cortona, Assisi, Todi etc Montali is brilliantly placed for exploring both Umbria and Tuscany. Not much else to say that countless other reviews haven't said, other than any negative comments indicate merely that it is impossible to please all the people all the time. Alberto and Malu offer something very special (at a very reasonable rate) and we will be returning in 2013. Our 8 year old daughter will insist on it!